Land Of Legends Raceway Goes Green for Early June Practice Sessions

CANANDAIGUA, NY – After nearly a month and a half delay, the gates will finally swing open at Land Of Legends Raceway for a pair of practice dates Tue., June 2 and Thr., June 4.

The 2020 season-opening ‘Saturday Spectacular’ has been scheduled for June 6 featuring a five-star show of open-wheel, full-fender and winged action at the legendary Ontario County Fairgrounds clay oval.

“I’m just as anxious as the fans and racers to get the show going, its been too long of a wait but keeping everyone safe and healthy remains the top priority,” stated Cole, set to kick off his third successive season promoting the hallowed half-miler. “We’re following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order of social distancing so no spectators will be allowed in the grandstands and concession booths will stay shuttered. We’re looking forward to opening up both areas when normalcy returns in a few more weeks”

Cuomo’s latest Executive Order 202.32 was given May 21 with Cole forced to abide by the following segment: “Any licensee or franchisee of a racetrack in the State is hereby permitted to operate such racetrack as of June 1, 2020, provided such racetrack does not permit any visitor or fan into the facility, and allows on site only essential personnel; and provided further that such licensee or franchisee of a racetrack, and all essential personnel adhere to any directive or guidance issued by the Department of Health and/or by the Gaming Commission.”

Although fans will be unable to attend the early-season spectaculars, the Land of Legends Raceway camera crew is gearing up to provide LIVE video coverage of every event exclusively through LOLR TV. Download the LOLR mobile app found at Google Play or
App Store to secure your raceday pass today.

Both apps offer schedule (rain out/change notifications) and ticket information, updated division point standings, along with order of events and line-ups on race night while viewing LOLR TV. Along with LIVE raceday action, LOLR TV’s in-house streaming video service also grants access to video archives plus exclusive subscriber-only video content not found anywhere else.

Both June 2 & 4 practice sessions run 6:00-8:30pm with gates opening at 5 o’clock. Pit passes are available at $20 each.

The 57th season-opener slated for June 6 provides a unique two-part program. A complete show of Street Stock and Hobby Stock racing leads off the afternoon bill at 2:30pm with gates opening at 1:00pm. The 7:00pm nightcap showcases the Pepsi Big-Block Modifieds along with Speed Connection Sportsman and Mike Emhof Motorsports 305 Sprint Cars. Gates open at 4:00pm and the pit pass fee is $40 for both afternoon and evening affairs.

The same schedule of classes and events will be staged June 13.

With a half-dozen shows already canceled in April and May due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cole has also inked a pair of mid-week specials to provide additional paydays for his valued race teams. Gates open at 4:00pm and race time for both new shows is 7:00pm.

On Tue., June 9 an open-wheel doubleheader is on tap with the mighty Mod Squad in a $2,500-to-win 40-lapper and DIRTcar Sportsman chasing the $1,000 winner’s share in a 30-lap finale.

A 360 Patriot Sprint Tour special highlights the Wed., June 17 card with the 30-lap A-Main victor pocketing $2,000 while Sportsman return for another shot at the $1K top prize in 30 laps of feature racing.

LIVE video coverage for each of the (4) scheduled race dates — 6/6, 6/9, 6/13, 6/17— can be seen on Land of Legends TV for $15.

Be sure to log into often as updated schedule information for the season ahead will be posted when confirmed. To discuss marketing opportunities available at the track in 2020, please contact LOLR GM Greg Emerson via e-mail

Land of Legends Raceway is located on County Road 10 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, just 1-1/2-miles north of Routes 5&20, and is easily accessible from the NYS Thruway (I-90), taking Exit 43 (Manchester, Route 21 South) traveling from the east or Exit 44 (Farmington, Route 332 South) coming from the west.

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Along with recognizing its weekly 50/50 raffle fund beneficiaries, Land of Legends Raceway is proud to salute several sponsors and corporate partners that continue to help bring its fans the best Saturday night racing show in the Northeast. Listed alphabetically are current division sponsors Mike Emhof Motorsports, Pepsi Geneva Club Beverage, Speed Connection; event sponsors Admar Construction Equipment & Supply Company, Always Locked Storage, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Geneva Club Beverage, Honeoye Auto Parts/Auto Value, Pepsi/Mountain Dew/Lipton Lake Beverage, Phelps Cement Products, Red Osier Restaurant, Sherwin Williams Paint, Tradition Automotive Group; promotional partners Champion Power Equipment, Depew Excavating/Trucking, Dig Safely New York 811, Dobbers Sports Bar, Elab Smokers Boutique, Hoosier Racing Tire, Ontario County Fairboard, Proctor Enterprises, VP Racing Fuels, Weedsport Hall of Fame, Young Real Estate Agency.